Self-Direction Conference

June 30, 2021

There has been a long-standing interest in including people with disabilities in community and agency outreach, training, and development projects. While there are many people with disabilities who are enthusiastic about public speaking and... Read more

June 25, 2021

Many self-direction programs allow people to hire their own family members to provide the support they need to be independent. In fact, more states than ever have started to allow individuals to hire family during the pandemic. To the uninformed... Read more

June 11, 2021

The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports is growing a national community of self-direction from the ground up. What does that mean? How is that accomplished? Why is it imperative? And how can you... Read more

June 11, 2021

Does joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act keep you up at night? During this session, Kate “Not an Attorney” Murray analyzed the latest federal guidance related to labor issues and joint employment and then answered questions about... Read more

June 4, 2021

As an integral part of our Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series, vendors demonstrated their products during our showcase. Applied Self-Direction does not endorse any particular showcase vendor or product. 

Engaging self-... Read more

June 3, 2021

There is a significant body of research literature examining the impact and efficacy of self-direction programs, but as many researchers and practitioners will agree, there remain many unanswered questions. Research findings that corroborate our... Read more

June 2, 2021

During this session, the US Department of Veterans Affairs described effective person-centered practices for Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) including the development of spending plans, monthly service reports, and monitoring expectations. The... Read more

May 28, 2021

Paying family caregivers has been an option for decades, but it has taken on new prominence during the pandemic. This panel looked back at how paying family caregivers has always been an important part of self-direction, including research dating... Read more

May 28, 2021

Self-direction programs vary widely nationwide, but all are guided by a basic belief that people should have the right to make decisions about their own services and supports. Participants and state leaders in Colorado have taken this philosophy... Read more

May 21, 2021

During this session, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) discussed the outlook and goals for the Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) program in Fiscal Year 2021 and beyond. This session highlighted recent research, initiatives, and other factors... Read more


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